Tag Archives: diaspora

Reflecting and producing society through the right to vote

In May 2016 the UK’s highest court, the Supreme Court, upheld the decisions of the High Court and Court of Appeal, confirming that UK citizens who had been living outside the country for more than 15 years would be unable to vote in the EU referendum the following month. This decision came after two British […]

Is bitcoin the new way to buy a new roof for your family back home?

In the last five years, the world of financial tech start-ups seems to have zeroed in on what was previously a fairly uncompetitive market: remittance transfers from migrant workers. Azimo is a mobile and internet-based remittance service based in the UK that offers an alternative to traditional money transfers. It’s specifically geared toward migrants and […]

Through social networks – online, on campus and face-to-face – Nepalis abroad bridge distances after quake

Anupa was born in the U.S. just a few months after her parents and older brother emigrated from Nepal. Throughout her childhood and teen years, the time she spent visiting Nepal was integral to the development of her identity. “Splitting my time has left me with deep connections both to my 40+ first cousins (who […]

Diversity and Multiculturalism: missing pieces in the migration and development jigsaw?

By Paul Clewett Current development debates on migration go by and large like this: financial remittance flows often outweigh overseas development assistance and in some places even foreign investment, making them incredibly important for tackling poverty and spurring development. In addition, migrants who can be enticed to return have skills and worldly experience gained abroad that […]